GALLERY: Staffordshire Police open day draws huge crowds

By Thomas Parkes | Stafford | Crime | Published:

Crowds of people flocked to Staffordshire Police's headquarters for an open day event.

The force opened its doors on Weston Road for people to catch a glimpse of the work the force does.

Departments such as forensic science and the Rural and Wildlife Crime Unit had their own stands, visitors were driven around a course in a police car, and there were demonstrations such as officers showing how chainsaws are used to break through doors.

Community agencies offered advice to people – with families also being treated to say hello to the force's newest recruits.

Maya and Maunders, two German Shepherds, joined Staffordshire Police after being chosen from K9 Core – one of Europe's top breeders of working dogs.

The force's dog unit also showcased how the animals search for guns, drugs and cash – along with tracking and detaining suspects during the event on Sunday.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: "The Open Day has been a fantastic event and we would just like to say thank you.

"Thank you to the hard working volunteers, the partner agencies supporting us and, of course, everyone who has attended.

"We hope you had fun and learnt a bit more about how we keep you safe."


Chief Constable Gareth Morgan previously said the open day was a chance for people to have a "behind the scenes" look at the work Staffordshire Police does.

He said: "Our open day is a great opportunity for people to have a look behind the scenes and find out more about what we do to protect local communities and help people to keep themselves safe.

"There’s a lot for Staffordshire Police to be proud of and the open day is an opportunity for the force – not only to showcase the good work it does, but also to meet members of the local community and welcome them for a good day out.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
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